The concepts and techniques of sound design will be explored in this 24-hour course through the hands-on approach to creating audio projects. You’ll explore the history of synthesizers, common types of synthesis and creative uses of the technology. You’ll also learn modern approaches for sampling, looping and sequencing to create a sound design. You'll get the opportunity to implement audio processing and effects to enhance the production. These techniques will be integrated into the creation of soundtracks for film, video or gaming scenarios.
All course materials are included and accessible in the Brightspace (D2L) learning platform from a classroom/lab computer. You’ll need to bring one USB stick (minimum 32GB) and one pair of closed-back, plug-in headphones (1/8-inch / 3.5mm jack) for use in class throughout the program.
Note: Registration for this course closes two days before the course start date.
Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to:
- identify and apply different types of synthesis
- operate basic functions of a synthesizer
- record, edit and sample audio files
- create and edit MIDI notes and controls
- program sequencers, arpeggios and loops
- apply appropriate effects and processing
- produce a sound design project for games or videos
- mix a sound design to defined standards.
There are three assignments for this course and one quiz. Most of this coursework will be completed during class time. 100% punctuality, attendance and participation in all classes on campus is required for an optimal learning and job-ready experience.
To request a course outline, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca
Earn a SAIT micro-credential
This course qualifies for the SAITMicro badge. Students who successfully complete this course with a final grade of A- or higher will earn a micro-credential and receive a shareable digital badge.
AUDI-011 Digital Sound is a mandatory prerequisite for this course.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Digital Audio Certificate of Achievement : Required Courses